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Pigeon messengers of World War I

Pigeon messengers of World War I

July 22, 2021

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Our stories:

It may be hard to believe today, but the humble pigeon played a heroic role as messenger in World War I, braving heavy artillery fire and poisonous gas to deliver messages between the front line and headquarters.

‘Put out that light!’ Brownout Melbourne during World War II

‘Put out that light!’ Brownout Melbourne during World War II

March 1, 2021

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

In 1942, amidst fears of aerial enemy attack, Melbourne’s homefront was in the grip of brownout. These were tumultuous times, and the city hummed with wartime preparations, and thousands of American service personnel. At the same time, a killer stalked in the shadows.

Public images of World War I: myth & reality

Public images of World War I: myth & reality

July 7, 2015

Such was life, War:

Read an extract from a talk by war correspondent and author Jill Jolliffe on the reporting of World War I and, in particular, the work of official historian C.E.W. Bean.

World War I poetry

World War I poetry

April 23, 2014

Such was life, War:

From enlistment to conscription, to laments for the lost to our duty to England, war poetry spans all the hardship and reasoning of battle.

Greetings from the trenches: World War I postcards

Greetings from the trenches: World War I postcards

April 12, 2013

Collection spotlights, Such was life, War:

In 1916, Corporal Thomas O’Halloran sent dozens of embroidered souvenir postcards from the front lines in France to his father, wife and three children back home in Castlemaine.

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

March 25, 2013

Such was life, War:

Over 70 Victorian newspapers covering 1914 to 1918 are now freely available on Trove, the digitised Australian newspapers website. These titles have been digitised to support the commemoration of the… Read More ›

World War I colour patches

World War I colour patches

February 26, 2013

Such was life, War:

Colour patches were worn on Australian soldiers’ uniforms to show which unit they belonged to. For men in the infantry battalions, the colour on the upper part of their patch… Read More ›

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

December 19, 2012

Such was life, War:

On 28 October 1916 the first of two controversial conscription referendums was held in Australia. Military training for men between 18 and 60 had been compulsory since 1911, but the… Read More ›

Lest we forget : the World War 1 experience

April 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

The published collections of the State Library of Victoria contain a variety of portrayals of the war experience from the horror of war to heroic accounts. Most modern histories of World… Read More ›

The A to Z of World of the book 2022

The A to Z of World of the book 2022

July 21, 2022

Exhibitions, Rare Books & Arts:

A is for Alhambra On display for the very first time is a magnificent work by English designer Owen Jones and French architect Jules Goury about one of the world’s… Read More ›